The board of the joint stock company Tallinna Linnahalli AS appointed Kaja Jappinen a board member of the joint-stock company at today's meeting.
As mayor of Tallinn Taavi Aas noted, Kaja Jappinen has extensive experience in executive level, both in public and private sectors. She has been the chairwoman of Tallinna Linnahalli AS Council for more than ten years, and therefore she knows the building, the organization, their needs and requirements inside and out. Aas and Jappinen have been colleagues in City Hall and have been sitting in the next door offices for five years. At the same time, Jappinen was engaged in both issues of urban property and culture.
Chairman of the Tallinna Linnahalli AS board - vice mayor Mikhail Kylvart also stressed that a strong leader is required on the eve of real work on the reconstruction of Tallinn City Hall building.
"I am convinced,- he said, - that Kaja Jappinen`s experience in the field of banking and city management will be a good help under these conditions. Kaja, while being vice-mayor of Tallinn, proved her potential as a leader, who knows how to initiate and realize major projects, no matter whether it is reconstruction of Bastion and the Kik in de Kok Tower, or design and reconstruction of the "Culture Generator", or schools` renovation ".
Jappinen herself noted that putting in order City Hall, on the stage of which she spoke on the opening concert in 1980, is the project of much bigger scale of importance for the image of the whole state. Tallinn City Hall has been one of the symbols of Tallinn, particualarly, and Estonia, in general, almost for four decades. Reconstruction of it is one of the priorities today, and we need to take into account the proposals that come from people of different interest groups, in order to achieve the maximum result, that will be able to work in the future.
Besides, Tonu Proeem is a member of the board. Also, the members of the board are Mikhail Kylvart, deputy of Riigikogu Mart Sults, deputy of Tallinn City Council Rostislav Troshkov and the head of the Tallinn City Planning department Anu Hallik-Jurgenstein.